Long Creek, 29658
The Chattooga River in South Carolina originates at the base of Whiteside Mountain in the Nantahala National Forest in North Carolina, flowing southwest and bordering South Carolina and Georgia.
Chattooga River rafting offers something for ever rafter with Class II to Class IV+ action. One of the wildest and most beautiful whitewater rivers in the country, the Chattooga was the first river in the Southeast to be designated "Wild & Scenic" by Congress and was the river showcased in the movie Deliverance.
The Chattooga River is the longest undammed river in the southeast. The Chattooga’s white water rafting season runs typically from March to early November. The Sumter and Chattahoochee National Forests offer stunning surroundings as you bounce through the rapids of this free flowing river. The highest water levels and most exciting Chattooga River rafting trips are usually in the Spring and early Summer with late Summer and Fall trips being more relaxed and slower paced on lower flows.
Section III of the Chattooga is the perfect trip for novices and family groups. Most of the rapids on this section are Class II and III, gradually increasing in difficulty as the trip progresses. Bull Sluice is the highlight of the trip.
Chattooga begins where the Wildwater Section III trip ends. This run covers the steepest section of river currently being run on a commercial basis in the Southeast. In a 1/4 mile gorge, the river drops more than 75 feet- Section IV can be the ultimate challenge for whitewater paddlers.
Chattooga Overnighters offer a trip for those wanting the ultimate 2-day challenge. Raft Section III the first day, Overnight Camp in tents near the river and Raft Section IV the next day.
More than just a zipline, Chattooga Ridge Canopy Tours takes you through multiple ecosystems and into grand old white oak and maple treetops. Take flight above the forest floor blanketed with mountain laurel, rhododendron, flame azalea, and other native plants. Share in the cultural history of the Long Creek Academy and the Chattooga River region.
The perfect trip for novices, families with younger children, and older guests wanting to spend a half day rafting. The trip features a portion of our regular Section III fully guided trip, includes a snack and concludes with the exciting challenge of Bull Sluice Rapid (optional).
Wildwater's Cottages are a convenient place to stay when you visit the Chattooga. The Chattooga Cabins sleep 4, feature a queen futon downstairs and loft with a set of twin beds, satellite TV with DVD player, a spacious deck, linens and towels, and a waterfall shower. Charcoal grills and a gazebo provide outdoor enjoyment and relaxation during your visit. Two duplex cottages are available with a capacity of 16.
Located within walking distance of the Wildwater Chattooga Adventure Center, this timber frame cabin has 3 bedrooms with Queen beds and a loft with 2 single beds. Perfect for 3 couples or multiple families with kids, Jawbone Cabin also offers a full kitchen w/ stainless steel appliances and granite counters, 2 bathrooms, washer/dryer, gas fireplace, large flat screen TV with DirecTV, covered outdoor deck, covered front porch and patio with outdoor grill. All linens included.